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      02-25-2011, 12:14 AM   #1
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What gas do you use?

Hello everyone,

This topic probably has been discussed millions of times but I searched and couldn't find any thread about it. What kind of gas do you guys use for your M3? How is Husky 94? or Shell 91V Power? Any recommandation?
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Shell 91 always
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Hey GOLFFRR, thanks a lot for the quick reply! isn't higher number better for the engine?
plus recently I feel my car wants to stall easier than before (from stop to 1st gear) so I was wondering maybe it is because of the gas I use. I have been using Shell Vpower for the last 4 years for my 330xi and my current M3.
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well i am not sure what you guys have over in Canada but over here in the states we only really have 91 available unless you want to pay an arm and a leg to get higher. If you can afford it buy the highest you can get

there might be some draw backs to this so ill let the experts on this topic chime in
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well i am not sure what you guys have over in Canada but over here in the states we only really have 91 available unless you want to pay an arm and a leg to get higher. If you can afford it buy the highest you can get

there might be some draw backs to this so ill let the experts on this topic chime in
Unless you think that the U.S. of A is only California, octane 93 is readily available on the entire eastern seaboard. BMW recommends octane 93 so I use octane 94 from Petro-Canada.
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hahaha you are right i meant to say california! thanks
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well i am not sure what you guys have over in Canada but over here in the states we only really have 91 available unless you want to pay an arm and a leg to get higher. If you can afford it buy the highest you can get

there might be some draw backs to this so ill let the experts on this topic chime in
I believe the Shell V-Power octane that is available in the U.S. actually depends on where you live. Here in MD only 93 seems available, which is what I always get. The main benefit of higher octane gas seems to be to help prevent engine knocking. Buying a higher octane than your car needs to solve an engine knocking problem or higher than that recommended for your vehicle is generally considered a waste of money (assuming the only difference is the octane level). However, higher octane gases (since they are the "premium" gas sold) sometimes include additives not provided in the lower octane gas (e.g., additional cleansing agents), which may be beneficial.
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Shell 93 unless i desperately need gas and there's no shell to be found.
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This one time i told the guy 93...i didn't notice till after that he put in regular, i was so pissed off. My car is tuned on 93 and meth at 31psi so i had to drive around like a grandma till i used up all the gas. This is in my Evo.
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My vote goes to chevron too. That's what my mcs jcw drank. He seemed happy while still under my possession =p
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My vote goes to chevron too. That's what my mcs jcw drank. He seemed happy while still under my possession =p
No chevron in Calgary as far as I know We have petro canada, shell, esso, and husky
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Shell 91.
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Petro Canada Supreme from a dedicated Supreme pump. Two stations in Edmonton offer dedicated Supreme pumps. If I am not near them, then Shell V-Power, but I circle like a vulture, waiting for a vehicle to use the V-Power 91 Oct fuel and then pounce on it when they leave.

Yeah, I am that anal about it.

If I had my choice, Chevron 94 Octane. When I visit my inlaws in Golden, BC, I put that in the M3. Love that stuff.
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I've always stayed away from Petro Can, and Husky due to their Ethanol content. I noticed the other day while filling up my DD CRV, that Costco has the "Husky" logo on their pumps too. Would keep the M away from there too.

My 335i and other performance cars I've owned in the past were only ever filled up at Shell or Esso.

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Shell 91 mostly as it has no Ethanol
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Esso as my work card is that.My own use is Shell or Petrocanada and the big difference is that I do get better fuel milege on the Shell I guess thanks to the lack of Ethanol.
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What are the impacts of using the "upto 10% ethanol" gas that we get almost everywhere now? I have one pump near me that is zero ethanol but everyone else seems to be selling a petroleum/ethanol mix.
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Unless you think that the U.S. of A is only California, octane 93 is readily available on the entire eastern seaboard. BMW recommends octane 93 so I use octane 94 from Petro-Canada.
+1 In NY I use 93 (and sometimes mix in a little 100 Sunoco Race)
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My car knocks on Esso 91 when I get on throttle at lower revs. At least I think it knocks - makes a quiet diesel-like sound for a half a second and then takes off normally. Almost never happens on Shell 91 and never happens on Petro Canada 94. I am wondering if that's dangerous for the engine.

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Still better than cooking oil!!

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